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Rose and Crown Olde English Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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743 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-355 3660
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great pub food. I had a scotch fillet steak which was tender and cooked as I ordered it. The chips were crispy and tasty. The pepper sauce was flavoursome and as expected peppery. My wife had Spicy chicken salad which was flavoursome and not over spicy. Both meals were generous proportions. The publican was friendly and when asked, gave some... More 

Thank CandE_Evans
new zeland
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250 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a proper English pub in NZ. They serve proper beers and have excellent pub food - but be prepared for a bit of a wait when they are busy - which is frequent.

1 Thank majnz
United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Let's be frank, the Rose and Crown is a pub, not a fine dining establishment. Having said that, my rump steak was perfectly cooked, as tender as rump can be and overall was reasonable value. What's more, the salad and chips were all part of the price unlike some supposedly more up market restaurants in the area that charge top... More 

Thank RJGoodwin
Hawkes Bay
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Service was very good there was 6 of us and we all commented on the really good food and certainly value for money. You collect your own meal which was no trouble and food was very nicely presented and I guess this keeps the cost down. Would recommend for a nice relaxing meal out and very affordable.

Thank AnnieBHawkesBay
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I along with a friend have just been to this establishment today for lunch. On ordering drinks at the bar we asked about a lunch menu and were told that this was displayed on the blackboard (no manual menu). We ordered and paid at the bar. My husband and friend had no issues with their orders which... More 

1 Thank zappamax
Romsey, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A traditional English Pub in Palmerston North sounded an ideal place for a Sunday evening meal. They didn't have a Sunday roast on the menu, but there was plenty of other choice that ought to have satisfied. My wife and I ordered the lamb shanks with kumara mash and vegetables or salad. Our suspicions were initially raised when we discovered... More 

Thank JRKernow
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice pub , but food very mediocre. I had the steak sandwich, chips ok but the steak was small , thin and very tough. The nachos looked ok. Overall not that impressed. Staff not overly friendly either.

Thank Steph J
Paihia, New Zealand
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Last Saturday night, after a very long 10 hour road trip, we were tired and hungry. It was a very cold, windy night, and we chose the Rose and Crown for some good pub grub. A lovely fire and good all-round pub feel was very welcome. We purchased some beer and a cider, and ordered two fish and chips. The... More 

Thank Ambermc
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't think places like this still existed. Virtual self service, order at the bar, wait and your table, number pops up on a screen and collect your meal. Grab your own cutlery on the way. Nothing challenging on the menu, pretty basic fare. Ordered a rib eye - medium rare. It was drowned in a pepper sauce, which wasn't... More 

Thank nzvuk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

After being directed here from the hotel we were staying at. We were greeted by friendly staff who took our order straight away. Very warm and relaxing atmosphere, our meals were served within an appropriate time frame (scotch fillet) and were perfectly cooked to our liking. We definitely would come back.

Thank chrystal h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 743 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-355 3660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?